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« on: October 08, 2009, 13:00 »
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To sell footage I'd assume one would upload to:

Istock
Shutterstock
Pond5
Fotolia
Clipdealer
Revostock
Canstockphoto (because of their Fotosearch.com affiliation)

Which other agency is worth contributing to and where else did you have sales - if you dare to share?


« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 13:21 »
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SnapRender generally posts some nice results from his earnings.

http://snaprender.blogspot.com/2009/09/august-2009-microstock-footage-stats.html

His best seems to be Pond5, Shutterstock, then iStock

and yes, I shamelessly added my referral code to those links :)

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 13:27 »
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...and yes, I shamelessly added my referral code to those links :)

Thanks, you naughty boy!

« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 13:51 »
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You have AlwaysHD also although they are pretty slow at processing  applications...
I do not submit to Canstock yet don't think they have sales yet. I avoid Fotolia because of theit low prices.

Here is my referral link to Revostock :)
http://www.revostock.com/?a_aid=39871

I summarize few of them in my last post: http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/2009/10/hd-stock-footage-agencies-memo.html

Good luck!

« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 14:14 »
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Canstock does have footage sales - better than AlwaysHD at the moment...

Fotolia is selling quite well actually.

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 14:27 »
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Started when I got 5Dmk2, so far results are not very encouraging. I got very few downloads. I need to convert everything to Photo-Jpeg Quicktime format which is 3x larger than originals. None of the sites imports meta data so submitting is also very slow.


« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 14:53 »
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A bought some software for a couple hundred dollars a while back that animates and morphs fractals and can save them in HD. I uploaded a few of these to SS and pond5 in the last month. Don't know if they will sell or not but they are sure fun to make.  :) I'll have to buy a new computer to render them though. My Mac G4 is almost 7 years old. :-\

« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 16:27 »
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I sold one with canstock with only a few uploads.  I only have a small portfolio but istock and pond5 seem to have the most sales, revostock and shutterstock are not as good for me.

StockXpert also do footage but I haven't uploaded any there.  I took mine off fotolia, the prices were too low.  Hopefully DT will have footage one day and I can upload before they start rejecting for too many of the same subject.

The pond5 referral scheme is good, thanks to everyone who used the link in my signature.  I don't have many stills referrals, so now I know what I have been missing.

« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 16:30 »
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I think micro "video" is overrated.  Sure, some will sell, but I don't at all see it taking over photo anytime in this decade.

« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 16:41 »
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I think micro "video" is overrated.  Sure, some will sell, but I don't at all see it taking over photo anytime in this decade.

Microstock video is where photo was 5 years ago. The only difference is that there are no competing "traditional" stock agencies for footage. Unlike with photo is still time to jump on a wagon :-)

KB

« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 16:42 »
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I think micro "video" is overrated.  Sure, some will sell, but I don't at all see it taking over photo anytime in this decade.
OTOH, there's less than 3 months remaining in this decade ....

 ;D  ;D  ;D

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